NRMN Newsletter
November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
Click here to read about Dr. Mario Guillermo Oyola's research on the endocrine system and its role in diabetes. Dr. Oyola recently participated in the Southeast Training Hub (SETH) Grant Writing Coaching Group led by the Research Resources and Outreach Core during the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Science Conference in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Larrell Wilkinson discusses the HEART Matters Study, which examines physical activity among African American Men

Dr. Larrell Wilkinson

Dr. Larrell Wilkinson, PhD, MSPH, CHES, is an Assistant Professor in Community Health and Human Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In recognition of Men's Health Awareness Month, he discusses his research and recommendations for health and well-being. 

Click here to read Dr. Wilkinson's thoughts on Men's Health. 

INBRE Program Helps Support Research from Coast-to-Coast, Undergraduate-to-Professoriate

Executive Director Rafael Luna and Asst. Director of Communications, Sarah Gluck, with a group of INBRE PIs at the Southeast Regional INBRE Meeting.
To strengthen biomedical science research nationally, the NIH recognizes the importance of recruiting across all 50 states. As part of this effort, the National Institute for General Medical Sciences has funded a project to develop research programs in states that are currently under-served. One of these projects, the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, shares its success in helping students, faculty, and institutions grow. 

Click here to read about the INBRE program, and how their mission aligns with the National Research Mentoring Network. 

Health Sciences and Technology Academy: A Local Vector for Change in West Virginia

The Health Science and Technology Academy has supported mentorship to over 2,000 West Virginia high school students since 1998. HSTA aims to increase the number of WV college graduates in STEM majors, leading to increased numbers of health care providers and STEM professionals in underserved communities of WV. 

Click here to read about the Health Science & Technology Academy, and how their mentorship leads to positive change in West Virginia communities. 

Fourth Cohort of Southeast Training Hub Converges in Washington, D.C., in Collaboration with the RCMI Translational Science Conference

Fourth SETH Cohort Meeting in Washington, D.C.

The  Southeast Training Hub (SETH) is a grantsmanship program supported by the Research Resources and Outreach Core. This recent event was hosted by the RROC PI, Dr. Elizabeth Ofili, and her team. This two-day event held grant writing coaching sessions, and peer-to-peer mentor training. 

Click here to read about the experiences and success of participants in this program, and learn what to expect if you join a SETH cohort.
NRMN-P3 Supports Grantwriting Success in Cohort Two 
Dr. Gloria Luong

Dr. Ana Quinones

The second cohort of our NRMN-P3 program has reported success in their NIH grant applications! Our Proposal Preparation Program is a four-month, writing-intensive coaching group aimed at Early-Stage Investigators.

Click here  to learn about their success!

Women of Color in Science: National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health 
recognizes  the  chall enges that scientists  face throughout their careers, and has cre ated a video series highlighting the challenges and triumphs of women scientists of color at the NIH. We encourage  you to  listen to their stories 
and  learn from their experiences. 

Click here to learn more about Women of Color at the NIH

Upcoming Opportunities with NRMN and Partners

Career Development Webinar
"What Graduate Students & Postdocs Writing NIH Grants Need to Know"

November 29, 1 PM (CST)

This webinar will address best practices for effective grantsmanship, approaches for competitive applications, common mistakes made by junior investigators, and tips to increase chances for success. The focus will be on NIH's individual fellowships for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. 

Click here to register in advance!

Young Scientist Seminar Series
The deadline has been extended to August 31.

Interested in sharing your work, while learning about science communications? Consider applying for iBiology's Young Scientist Seminar (YSS) Series, where you can be trained to give effective talks and have yours posted on iBiology! 
Applications are due December 10th, 2017.

New England Science Symposium
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Sunday, April 8, 2018

This Symposium is an opportunity for scientists ranging from undergraduates to postdocs to share their biomedical and health-related research, exchange ideas, and grow their networks. Scientists from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to attend.

Deadline for Abstracts is January 4, 2018.

To learn more about NESS, click here. 
Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference
The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Friday and Saturday, April 6, 7, 2018

This conference has topics ranging from "Transferring from a Two- to Four-Year College" to "Fellowships and Postdoctoral Training," and is aimed at scientists of all stages.  Scientists from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to attend.

No registration fee, but pre-registration is required: Deadline, February 5, 2018

To learn more about this conference, click here. 
NRMN Wants to Know What YOU Want to Learn About!
We are in the process of planning our next set of NRMN Career Development Webinars, and would love your feedback on what topics would resonate most with you. 

Click here to provide suggestions for future Webinars!

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Editor-in-Chief: Sarah Gluck, 
Associate Editor: Alexis Short,

Interested in Contributing?  Would you like to share your experiences in science or contribute a research write-up? We're looking for articles approximately 500-1000 words related to the NRMN mission. Contact our Editor-in-Chief,  Ms. Sarah Gluck, for more information.
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